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Poster: StrawRider Date: Nov 22, 2005 2:18pm
Forum: etree Subject: A Fond Farewell To The Archive As We Knew IT

"We can share what we got of yours
'Cause we done shared all of mine"


So the day finally came and it still was a shock.

A BIG thanks to the Archive, to the tapers, the up-loaders, everyone. I became a bigger fan (didn't think it was possible) of the Grateful Dead after finding this 'cornucopia of bliss' as I once put it. After hearing the 69 shows of late February and early March, I didn't hesitate to pre-order the 10 disc limited edition Complete Fillmore West back in July. I'm not so sure I would have done that had I not been able to listen to those shows that used to be on the Archive in SB form. I can't help but think that the Dead just shot themselves in the foot with this recent decision, but that's another topic altogether.

Basically, I just want to express my appreciation for what was, for a time, the place where the music truly never stopped.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Nov 22, 2005 8:09pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: A Fond Farewell To The Archive As We Knew IT

To Strawrider, Stratocaster, and others:

Thanks for all of your insights about the archive. I am just too upset now to think, but since we can still stream the audience shows, help me make lemonade out of lemons and do one more round of what the best audience tapes are out there. I did notice when you go to the band page on the archive and click on a year- the shows do not come up in chronologial order, as they ysed to do. However, if you put in the year and the band's name in the search box of the live archive, you get the shows for that year.

So, all of you wonderful people, help me get through the day today by posting your significant experience with "best of" for the audience shows.

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Poster: Street Pig Date: Nov 22, 2005 7:45pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: A Fond Farewell To The Archive As We Knew IT

"When you get confused, listen to the music play", even if it's breaking out our massive analoque collection!

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Poster: lotus Date: Nov 22, 2005 8:22pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: A Fond Farewell To The Archive As We Knew IT

One thing to remember - while this surely seems to me to be a selfish & short-sighted decision by the Dead organization, we should remember that "the cat is out of the bag", so to speak - everyone who downloaded these shows from the Archive (and kept a copy - you DID keep a copy, didn't you?) can now help in continuing to spread the music far & wide. It just won't be as easy or convenient as the Archive had made it for us....

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Nov 22, 2005 3:40pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: A Fond Farewell To The Archive As We Knew IT

Well put Strawrider. I think you have the right attitude. Thanks for all your forum posts. If not here, hope to see your name pop up on other Dead sites. Thanks to all the regular posters here for keeping me entertained at work!

Bopper

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Poster: hjl1450 Date: Nov 23, 2005 12:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: A Fond Farewell To The Archive As We Knew IT

Goes for me too Strawrider....I've enjoyed your posts and there's much to be Grateful for, what in the world ever became of communication?